Best Vertical Monitor for Streaming – Top 7 Choices and Reviews

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When you are gaming or streaming, or just plain using your monitor for various tasks, choosing the perfect monitor for the job is essential. Although vertical monitor setups are not as common as horizontal ones, there are quite a few advantages to them.

My personal favorite is HP VH240A because it is affordable, and simple to set up and turn around when you need to, which makes it a perfect choice for a vertical monitor, at least for me.

I’m here today to help you find the best monitor for vertical use. Let’s begin!

QUICK OVERVIEW: Best Vertical Monitors

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HP VH240a
  • VESA compatible
  • 5ms response time
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DELL UltraSharp U2414H
  • 60 Hz refresh rate
  • Anti-glare panel with 3H coat
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ASUS VN279QL
  • AMVA + panel
  • Ergonomic

Upon review, I have found that monitors on this list are the best ones you can find. There is something for everyone here, so let’s take a look at the best vertical monitors.

1. HP VH240A

Overall Best Vertical Monitor

HP VH240A

Stefan’s Take:

This monitor is pretty handy to use as a vertical monitor. I used it while I was editing videos and doing some coding stuff.

The great thing about it is that you can also set it horizontally, and even use it as your main monitor.

It’s not as good as some more modern monitors when it comes to gaming performance, but if it comes to that, it will do the job.

9.3
Size and Resolution 9
Refresh Rate 9
Response Time 9
Value 10

Who is it best for

This vertical dual monitor is great if you are on a budget and are looking for either a second gaming or streaming monitor to follow your chats or if you are dealing with a lot of text-based work – i.e., writing, coding, etc.

Thanks to its thin bezels it is good for multi-monitor set-ups. It can be easily connected to other devices if you are using them.

The specs of this monitor are solid for gaming and online streaming on the majority of platforms.

Key Features

The main feature of this budget HP monitor is the IPS panel that does not allow glare. It is a 16:9 monitor with a 5ms response rate which is decent for vertical monitor use.

Connect it to other devices using HDMI or VGA ports. It has solid colors with 72% sRGB coverage.

It has built-in speakers and can be ergonomically adjusted – height and tilt. You can enjoy a 178° viewing angle. The VESA compatibility lets you mount it on the walls and set up vertical viewing.

Pros
  • Sturdy
  • Value for money
  • Thin bezels
  • Good picture
Cons
  • Weak built-in speakers

2. DELL UltraSharp U2414H

Best for Professional Streamers

DELL UltraSharp U2414H

Stefan’s Take:

This Dell UltraSharp U2414H monitor is one of the most expensive dual monitors on this list. However, despite that, I was pretty satisfied with what it had to offer.

The screen is surprisingly sharp and the frames are fluid. I had zero problems while testing it.

I would say if you have a buck to spend, you should go for this one. I also used it for my multimonitor setup and it worked perfectly fine with my other Dell monitor.

9.0
Size and Resolution 9
Refresh Rate 9
Response Time 9
Value 9

Who is it best for

This monitor would be your option if you are into photography, gaming, or streaming, and using any text-based programs like the ones used for translating, chatting, or writing codes.

Its thin bezels let you use it almost seamlessly in a multi-screen setup. It is the most expensive one on this list, but the reviews say that it has good value for money.

So, if you are ready to upgrade to a more expensive second monitor or vertical use monitor, Dell UltraSharp could be for you,

Key Feature

This monitor is neatly designed and made of premium materials that are sturdy but at the same time eco-friendly.

It is free of PVC, arsenic, and mercury and is made of 25% recycled plastic. It has an ergonomic stand that allows the adjustment of viewing angle in both horizontal and vertical set-ups.

It has a PowerNap  feature that puts the monitor into sleep mode or minimal brightness when it is not used

The FHD resolution provides sharp, crisp, and detailed picture at any viewing angle. The anti-glare technology will let you have a more comfortable experience while using it.

With various ports, available-you can connect the monitor to other devices like phones, projectors, or laptops.

Pros
  • Premium panel guarantee included
  • Eco-friendly – Energy star
  • Great color – 96% sRGB
  • Ergonomic
  • Premium materials
Cons
  • Some backlight bleeding
  • Pricy

3. ASUS VN279QL

Best Ergonomic Vertical Monitor

ASUS VN279QL

Stefan’s Take:

It was quite an enjoyment to test this one. This monitor from ASUS comes with an ergonomic design. I tested it as a vertical monitor, as well as a part of my dual-monitor setup.

On both occasions, I was more than satisfied. The monitor was simple to maneuver, and swap from a vertical to a horizontal position.

The screen was a bit too bright, so I had to adjust the brightness. After that, it all felt natural. Overall, this is a good pick.

8.8
Size and Resolution 9
Refresh Rate 8
Response Time 9
Value 9

Founded over three decades ago, Asus is a top brand that produces gaming equipment and is focused on revolutionizing the PC industry.

Asus VN279QL monitor is a mid-priced dual monitor with decent features. Let’s see what it offers!

Who is it best for

Due to its size, thin bezels, and other specifications, it is best used as second gaming and streaming monitor.

It can be adjusted vertically which makes it great for editing, programming, or coding. The picture quality is also great and fares well with graphic designers.

If you are savvy to adjust sharpness and brightness this might just be a suitable choice if you are ready to pay some extra bucks and do a bit of work yourself. The picture is solid and it will not hurt your eyes.

Key Features

The design of this monitor is sleek and elegant but quite sturdy as well. It is compatible with VESA mounting and it is ergonomic which means you can tilt, pivot, and swivel it to adjust the perfect viewing angle.

Its height is also adjustable. The bezels are ultra-slim – only 0.8mm which is great for multi-monitor set-ups. MHL allows you to easily connect your smartphone to it.

The monitor has a great resolution to do anything from gaming(less demanding games  – refresh rate is 60Hz) and streaming to watching movies.

It is quite bright so it needs adjusting in order not to strain your eyes. The monitor is 27in so it might take a while to adjust to it in vertical mode if you have previously used smaller monitors.

Pros
  • Slim bezels
  • VESA compatible and ergonomic
  • ASUS VividPixels Technology
  • Great value for money
  • Quality material
  • Comes with cables
Cons
  • Initial set-up was too bright and sharp

4. SAMSUNG SE450

Best for Long Working Hours

SAMSUNG SE450

Stefan’s Take:

What I liked the most about this model is how well-balanced brightness is in complete darkness. Your eyes won’t hurt, and you won’t have to fickle with the settings too much.

The design also allows for horizontal and vertical monitor setup since it supports VESA mounting. The stand is adjustable and the monitor can be tilted, swiveled, or pivoted.

8.4
Size and Resolution 8
Refresh Rate 9
Response Time 9
Value 7.5

Samsung SE450 monitor has found itself on this list because of the great features for the price. It is a bit more expensive option but gives great value for money. Check it out.

Who is it best for

If you are editing text, writing codes, or following the chat on Twitch while you are streaming it is a fine choice for you.

Key Features

The design allows for horizontal and vertical monitor setup since it supports VESA mounting. The stand is adjustable and the monitor can be tilted, swiveled, or pivoted.

The height is also adjustable. It is made out of 30% recycled materials and it is packed in recyclable materials and consumes less than 0.005W power in Off Mode.

It is slick, slim and light and the cables do not make a mess on your desk. Due to various input modes. The monitor can be connected to the majority of workstations and devices.

With mega infinity dynamic contrast the monitor has good visibility on dark or light screens (image Contrast Ratio 1000:1).

MagicAngle technology gives you great color from almost any viewing angle. The TN panel prevents glare. The eye saver mode along with the Flicker-free technology allows for prolonged usage.

Pros
  • VESA compatible
  • Eco-friendly
  • Magic Angle technology
  • LED backlight
  • Eye Saver Mode
  • Value for money
Cons
  • No HDMI port
  • Lower resolution DPI

5. Acer ET241Y

Great for Versatile Use

Acer ET241Y

Stefan’s Take:

This Acer model is a pretty decent choice, not just to be used as a vertical monitor, but also as a secondary or even main monitor.

I tested it as all 3 options and, even though, there are better models, it was an enjoyable experience. This monitor is simple to use, it offers decent screen quality, so you can also use it for gaming if you wish. Overall, I recommend it if you want to save some cash.

8.1
Size and Resolution 8
Refresh Rate 8
Response Time 8
Value 8.5

With a bunch of great reviews, the Acer ET241Y Abmir is another dual monitor for vertical use on this list that is affordable for anyone. It is one of the best-selling monitors.

Who is it best for

Since it is a budget monitor, it stands to say that it is great as a second monitor that you want to set up vertically for either following the Twitch chat or creating codes.

It gives you solid experience with standard settings, as long as you do not mind setting the colors manually.

It is also good if you are playing some of the less demanding games since it has a 4ms response time. The aspect ratio of 16:9 is compatible with most streaming platforms, so it is great for that too.

Key Features

The standard aspect ratio and 60 Hz refresh rate make this monitor a solid one for gaming or streaming.

The Flicker-free Technology and  ComfyView technology along with the blue light filter allow you to play longer sessions without your eyes getting tired. The reflections are minimal.

The design is ergonomic, and you can tilt, pivot, or swivel the monitor to adjust to the right angle. It is VESA compatible and can be rotated to portrait mode or mounted on a wall.

The bezels are really thin which is great if you want it adjacent to another monitor -it will not break the picture.

The low power consumption, along with the mercury-free design and 6.0 Energy star, ensures that the monitor is eco-friendly.

Pros
  • Value for money
  • Sturdy
  • Eco-friendly
  • Picture quality
  • Blue light filters
  • Ergonomic
  • VESA compatible
Cons
  • Loss of picture quality at certain angles

6. Samsung Business FT452

Best for Night Work

Samsung Business FT452

Stefan’s Take:

I have to say, I used this monitor in pitch darkness while editing a video and I have to say, it was a blast!

A feature that got me was automatic brightness adjustment, so my eyes weren’t under pressure, and I didn’t have to waste time setting up the brightness myself.

Apart from that, this model is pretty affordable, which, along with everything else, makes it a decent choice in my opinion.

8.0
Size and Resolution 8
Refresh Rate 8
Response Time 7
Value 9

This Samsung Business FT452 vertical monitor is a bit more expensive than the other Samsung monitor on this list. Check out its specs.

Who is it best for

This monitor is great for your office if you have to read or edit a lot of texts, as well as if you are writing codes.

The thin bezels are also perfect if you are looking to create multi-monitor setups that will give you a sense of an unbroken image.

The monitor’s specs suggest that it can be used for streaming and gaming as well, especially as a second monitor to help you follow Twitch chat for example.

Key Features

The ergonomic design allows you to easily set up the viewing angle and/or switch between vertical or horizontal views.

This monitor has really thin bezels which let you connect several monitors side by side seamlessly. It has different USB and HDMI ports so you can easily connect your other devices to it.

The Eye Saver mode and Flicker-free technology let you work or game for a long time without your eyes getting strained.

This monitor has a clear, vibrant picture. The color settings are automatically adjusted when the brightness lowers so that the picture does not appear darker. This happens due to the power-saving feature Eco Saving Plus technology.

Pros
  • 3-year warranty
  • Ultra-thin bezels
  • Easy connectivity
  • Auto brightness and color adjust
  • Value for money
Cons
  • Some backlight leak reported

7. Acer CB241H

Great Design

Acer CB241H

Stefan’s Take:

In my opinion, this is a decent model as a second monitor when you are gaming or streaming which will enable you to easily and conveniently follow your Twitch chat messages. Price-wise, it is a bit more expensive.

What I liked about this monitor is the design, which is quite sturdy, and you can adjust the height, pivot, or swivel easily by pushing or lifting it.

7.5
Size and Resolution 7
Refresh Rate 8
Response Time 9
Value 6

Acer company finds itself on our list again with another one of its products, Acer CB241. This monitor has a good score. Let’s check it out.

Who is it best for

The resolution and the response time make it great for playing fast-paced games.

On the other hand, if you want to use it in a vertical set-up you can. It is great if you have to edit a lot of text or write massive code.

It is also great as a second monitor when you are gaming or streaming which will enable you to easily and conveniently follow your Twitch chat messages. Price-wise, it is a bit more expensive.

Key Features

Although the bezels are quite wide, they are stylish. There is a variety of inputs that allow you to connect other devices to your monitor.

For instance, your smartphone or your laptop and enjoy the view on a bigger screen. The screen has a picture-in-picture option for all of you multitaskers over here.

It is an FHD monitor that ensures great pictures while gaming, streaming, or working. The backlight can be adjusted between 30% and 100% brightness to accommodate all light conditions in the room.

It has an anti-glare TN panel and deep black and bright white colors. It is eco-friendly – made out of 30% recycled PVC, and its power consumption can be reduced up to almost 70%.

Pros
  • Energy star – eco-friendly
  • Sturdy stand
  • Backlight adjustable
  • Ergonomic stand
  • Picture-in-picture
  • Great color
Cons
  • Wider bezels
  • Weak speakers

What to Consider when Buying a Streaming Monitor?

In this section of this text on how to buy the best monitor for vertical use, I will go over some of the most important things you need to consider before actually buying it.

So, let’s dig in right away.

1. Usage

The first thing you want to consider is the usage. What are you going to use your monitor for? How many hours a day are you going to spend looking at the screen? What are the benefits of having a vertical monitor?

Whether you are a gamer and like to stream your games online or a computer programmer or a translator you can benefit from having a vertically positioned monitor.

The benefits are numerous, especially for text-based programs. The height of the monitor when it is positioned vertically allows for more lines of the text to be visible at the same time which eliminates the need for scrolling every few lines.

When you are using a vertical monitor to keep up with your Twitch chat messages you will not have to stop and scroll to read some of the “older” messages since more of them will be displayed at the same time.

That being said, coding, text programs, or chats are what you are going to use this monitor for then you should go ahead and purchase one.

If, on the other hand, you are looking for a monitor to be your primary one (i.e., for actually playing the game or watching movies), you might be better off with a horizontal setup

2. Filters and Flickers

Since most vertical monitors are beneficial for those who are working on large amounts of texts for a long period of time – be it coding, translating, or chatting, the picture you get must be steady and flicker-free.

After a while, your eyes get strained. If the monitor is twitching or flickering, if the letters appear to be moving, blurred, or like they have a shadow it can cause your eyes to get tired faster, and create a lot of trouble if you have already been working for hours.

Another thing to consider is the blue-light filter. It is scientifically proven that blue light causes eye strain and negatively affects your brain.

It makes your brain think that it is still daylight – especially if you are looking at the blue light screen a few hours before bed. And, let’s face it, this is what happens more often than you are ready to admit.

To ease your eye discomfort and to let your brain recharge, it is important that the monitor you are using has a blue-light filter and is made with flicker-free technology.

3. Size and resolution

When I think about monitors I usually think that bigger is better. With the monitors for vertical use, this can’t be further from the truth. Why?

Let’s remember why we need a vertical monitor in the first place – to eliminate the need to move our necks from side to side too much.

It is not natural when you are reading. To avoid this we rotate the monitor vertically and manage to read the text moving just our eyes – it is natural, and time-saving.

So what would we get if we would rotate a 32-in monitor into a vertical position? Nothing much.

We would just need to move our heads up and down instead of left to right, and the benefit of a vertical monitor would be lost.

The optimal size for a vertical monitor would be 24 inches or less, but not more than 27in.

When it comes to the resolution I’m combining the size of the monitor with its usage. There is no need for a vertical monitor with a resolution higher than 16:9 since the video quality at that resolution is solid as it is.

And you will probably use it for text, so you wouldn’t need a bigger resolution, to begin with. Since there is no practical need for a larger resolution monitor there is no need to spend more money on a monitor with stronger specs as they are generally pricier.

Conclusion

Which would be the best vertical monitor for you will depend solely on your own preferences and the way you would use it.

Upon careful review and combining the features, price, and common use of vertical monitors, our top 3 choices are:

  1. HP VH240A as overall best vertical monitor;
  2. DELL UltraSharp U2414H as the best choice for professional streamers;
  3. ASUS VN279QL as the best ergonomic vertical monitor;

I hope I at least helped you by pointing you in the right direction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can any monitor be used vertically?

Provided that your monitor is VESA compatible, then yes. Besides VESA compatibility, you will need to make sure that the monitor’s stand could be adjusted to a vertical tilt. If both these conditions are met, you can use your monitor for vertical display.

How to set up a vertical monitor?

Once you have checked if you can use your monitor as a portrait monitor, there are a few easy steps to finalize the setup. Rotate the monitor clockwise to portrait display.

Open display settings on your PC or laptop, click on “identify” to choose which one of your monitors you want in portrait mode. Under “Orientation” click “portrait”.Enjoy your vertical view.

What are vertical monitors used for?

Since they provide a more natural outline for reading, they are usually used for editing, reading, programming, and coding. The eye moves more naturally and there is no need to move your neck too much which prevents neck and back pain.

Streamers have also pointed out that a vertical monitor allows for more space on the desk which helps your desk not to be overcrowded. Also, they are perfect for following Twitch chat or Twitter messages.

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Stefan is a long-time content creator and one of the Stream Mentor's co-founders. He's a tech geek and a Dota 2 player (not even a good one) who wanted to help others become professional streamers and earn from the comfort of their home.

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